If you usually leave your Christmas shopping to the last minute, take this as your sign not to. This year, put in some extra effort for your favourite people and get ahead of the game with this guide to the best presents for the ones you love most.
Perfume is one of the most intimate gifts you can give, and there’s a wide world of fragrances out there – the question is, how do you choose the best one? Especially when you want to spoil someone with a scent that feels extra special? That’s what the Versace fragrance range is for, with a selection of luxuriously designed fragrances – there’s one for everyone. The Dylan Purple and Eros Parfum are ideal additions to your shopping list. Dylan Purple is a sparkling mix of bergamot, pear and freesia in a decadent gold and purple bottle. A bright and elegant scent blended with joyful tones of floral, fruity and musky accords, it pays tribute to Italy and its iconic sunsets. Eros Parfum’s vibrant mix of Italian lemon, black pepper and vanilla essence draws on the aromatic heart with an oriental profile. This fragrance comes in dominant shades of Eros blue and gold, a clear reference to the Mediterranean and its lifestyle.
If those at the top of your festive list love a tipple, then chic glassware is your best bet. Red wine afficionados will appreciate a chic Plumm Flinders Decanter. Its sleek handblown European crystal is perfect for dolling out generous glasses of light, medium and full-bodied reds. If you’re shopping for a cocktail lover, try the very Instagrammable glass brand Fazeek for a pair of Wave Coupe Cocktail Glasses in blue.
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It’s time for outdoor dinner parties, so don’t let your bestie skimp on the tableware. Aussie design brand Jam has salad servers and a satin ceramic parsa vase that will take the table setting to the next level. Head to the Provider Store for the kind of candles that can become a dinner talking point – we recommend the Nukata Candle or the Japanese Hida Candle.
With drinkware taken care of, you might be looking for something to accompany it. Try a top-shelf cocktail classic or unusual liqueur, which is often also a great affordable gift. Go for something limited edition with the festive Four Pillars Christmas gin.
From a handy tote to a sleek pair of sunnies, or a pair of sparklers for their lobes, accessories can be an easy win. While we wouldn’t recommend jewellery for someone you don’t know that well, when it comes to your closest, you’ll know their wardrobe. (We see that pair of jeans you borrowed last month and still haven’t returned.) Head to Melbourne favourite Lucy Folk for the kind of piece that will last a lifetime. Like this gorgeous Anchovy 18-carat gold-plated cuff.
Have a style diva in the family? A fashion tome about their favourite designer may get you out of a last-minute gifting pickle. Beach baby on your hands? This chic Assouline volume on one of Australia’s most famous beach towns should do the trick. Books are the perfect gift option for that special someone who has almost everything – because we can bet your Christmas stocking they probably don’t already the have aesthetic, colourful book Villeggiatura: Italian Summer Vacation – with images and illustrations depicting a dreamy holiday all over the Italian Riviera, Tuscany and more – on their coffee table, but they probably should.
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